Moss Green and Ivory Wedding

Saturday was the last wedding of September at Cross Creek Ranch. From now on, it’s multiple wedding weekends until Thanksgiving. The wedding was small with only 68 guests, but it took a surprisingly long time to set up.  There were a lot of details and a gazebo that sucked me in for over an hour:

It turned out really pretty.  I loved the bride’s personal touches.  I didn’t get a picture of the biscuit bar.  Fresh hot biscuits with various jams and spreads.

After the set up I hurriedly washed up changed and met with a new bride. I felt bad that I was so sweaty from the HOOOOT set up.  I was glad we could make it work to meet because she is from out-of-town and couldn’t possibly make it during the week.  I try to be accommodating, but it just isn’t easy to conduct meetings during weddings. I made it work though.

When I got home, I had a little house work to tend to before I could shower and sink into my couch.  I didn’t move much the rest of the night.  Dinner came to me.  Pizza from Old Manhattan, delivered;

Today (Sunday), I slept in, enjoyed a hot cup of coffee brewed with some pumpkin pie spice and laced with Smores flavored creamer.  I was in heaven for 2 cups. Then I got moving and did 4 loads of laundry, cleaned, ran 3 miles, prepped a bunch of healthy foods; cut carrots, celery, peppers, lettuce, honeydew melon, boiled eggs, and made dinner and lunches for the next 2 days because I’ll be working late.

On another note. My mind has been spinning away lately with some big ideas.  If you could do anything your heart desired without fear or obligations holding you back, what would you do?

Navy, Pink, and Green Wedding.

Another beautiful wedding this past weekend.  The couple used all fresh flowers for the decor. Navy seems to be the new “it” color and it’s so versatile.  It goes with just about any color combo you can dream up. In this wedding we used it with splashes of hot pink and lime green and it looked fantastic.  We used three different styles of centerpieces, and they all worked together beautifully.

There was a cigar roller.

Alta did an amazing job with fresh petals at the aisle.

Saturday night was pretty low-key. I’m still adjusting to wedding season. It poops me out!  I sat on the couch most of the evening and made a simple Cajun shrimp pasta for dinner:

Cajun Shrimp Pasta:

– 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp

– 1 clove garlic minced

-half red, yellow and orange peppers sliced.

-half red onion sliced

-half of a tomato sliced

-1 T Cajun seasoning

-1/4 cup fat-free half and half

– 2 T grated parmesan cheese

-whole wheat spaghetti noodles

Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning, and cook in olive oil with garlic until pink, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan.  Add peppers and onions, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomato and cook for 2 minutes. Add half and half and cheese cook for 1 minute. Add noodles, toss and serve.  Fast, delicious and easy!

Sunday morning I woke up early and went for a run.  Running is very slowly starting to turn from torture to pleasure again.  It helps that the weather is just a little cooler in the mornings. Yay!

After my run, I cleaned up and went to see my sister, niece and nephew.  We played and went to the park:

Then had ice cream:

Then in the afternoon, Matt and I grabbed a late lunch/early dinner at Sweet Tomatoes:

And did our grocery shopping for the week.

Another successful weekend 🙂